Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

Hip Shot: Hey, Hey, LBJ!

Main Stage – Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m.
They Say: David, an army reporter, arrives in Vietnam supporting the war. Soon his feelings change. Just before returning home, he's in Bangkok partying when his buddies in Vietnam come [...]

Opening Tonight: Hey, Hey, LBJ!

Hey, Hey, LBJ! is only David Kleinberg's second solo theatre piece. But the 71-year-old has been preparing for his first Capital Fringe show his entire life. Once upon a time, the chant referenced in his show's title continued, "How many kids did you kill today?" Half a century later, the scars of America's most divisive [...]

Hip Shot: Benchmarks

Goethe Institut-Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 5:30 p.m.
They Say: "Dialogue and flashback vignettes provide a peek into the lives of two men struggling to break free from the pain of their pasts."

Rachel's Take: It's two old guys on a bench, talking about their pasts. Frank (David Berkenbilt) and Melvin (William Powell, Jr.) [...]

Hip Shot: What It’s Like? One Veteran’s Tale of Addiction, Survival and PTSD

Goethe Institut- Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19, 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 6 p.m.
They Say: "One veteran's experiences in combat. He returns home only to find out he is different than everyone he knew. The play follows his struggles in life, with substance abuse and the disorder PTSD."
Rachel's [...]

Fringe Profile: The Author and Inspiration of ‘WAR & THERAPY’

Last week, the Army released statistics showing that 32 soldiers committed suicide in June, the highest number in a single month since the Vietnam era. The news doesn’t come as a surprise to Paula Caplan.
For the last several years, Caplan, a psychologist and playwright, has been researching veterans and the treatment they receive upon returning [...]